Scottish pupils are no longer UK's best readers Daily Telegraph - 27/02/2020 p12 News, Scottish. Izzy Lyons. SCOTTISH pupils no longer have the best reading skills in the UK, the largest literacy study of its kind has shown.
The reading list that shames our teenagers Daily Mail - 27/02/2020 p29 News. Sarah Harris. THE best readers at secondary school are failing to stretch themselves and choosing 'easy' books far below their ability levels, a major study has revealed.
School standards slide... yet again Daily Mail - 27/02/2020 p21 News, Scottish. Rachel Watson. SCOTS pupils' literacy skills have slipped - dealing a 'stinging blow' to the education system.
Scotland loses UK top slot in reading comprehension i - 27/02/2020 p4 News, Scottish. Chris Green. Scottish pupils no longer have the best level of reading comprehension in the UK and Ireland, according to a major literacy study published today.
'Stinging blow' to SNP as pupil literacy levels drop Daily Express - 27/02/2020 p10 News, Scottish. Tom Martin. SCOTTISH pupils have slipped down a major literacy survey in another "stinging blow" to the SNP's stewardship of schools.
Swinney: Crisis in schools is hyped The Sun - 27/02/2020 p4 News, Scottish. Andrew Nicoll. JOHN Swinney launched a full-scale review of the teaching curriculum yesterday - then hit out at "over-hyped media coverage" of the schools crisis.
Scottish pupils 'no longer best at reading'
The Herald - 27/02/2020 p1 News. David Bol. SCOTTISH children are no longer the best at reading across the UK and Ireland - after being knocked off the top spot in a "stinging blow" to education leaders.
Sweeping audit of controversial curriculum launched The Scotsman - 27/02/2020 p8 News. Gina Davidson. A major audit of Scotland's under-fire school curriculum has been launched by John Swinney, despite the education secretary insisting it is still "the right approach" for Scottish education.
NI pupils are the best readers in UK, but still lag behind Republic Belfast Telegraph Evening - 27/02/2020 p3 News. Gillian Halliday. SCHOOL pupils in Northern Ireland have the highest level of reading comprehension in the UK regions, according to a new literacy study - although the Irish Republic does even better.
Top secondary school students are choosing 'easy' books like David Walliams and failing to stretch themselves, study finds (Web) Daily Mail - 27/02/2020
Northern Irish pupils top reading comprehension survey (Web) The Courier - 27/02/2020
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